World’s Got Talent

World’s Got Talent @HKBU Contest

World’s Got Talent @HKBU Contest

With the mission of celebrating cultural diversity and strengthening global awareness, HKBU School of Business is going to organise its 4th World’s Got Talent @HKBU Contest. The Contest aims to bring together students of different nationalities and faculties of HKBU to showcase their talents, as well as to encourage students to cross boundaries and embrace new frontiers.

All HKBU students are welcome to join the Contest as individuals or groups. Finalists chosen will perform at HKBU Kowloon Tong Campus on 15 March 2021 Monday at 6:00PM to compete for the grand prizes up to HK$3,300.

Come and show us what you got!

Important Dates (Hong Kong Time)
  • Application Deadline

    1 March 2021 Monday at 11:59PM

  • Final Contest

    15 March 2021 Monday at 6:00PM

Eligibility
  • All HKBU students are eligible to participate in the Contest.
  • Both solo and group entries are accepted. Members are limited to 10 for group entry.
Enquiry

Internationalisation Section, HKBU School of Business

World’s Got Talent
 

Prizes

For Contestants
Gold

Gold
HK$3,000

Gold

Silver
HK$1,500

Gold

Bronze
HK$1,000

Audience Choice Award: HK$300

* Entries with members of two nationalities or more will earn bonus scores

 
For Audience
Guess-the-winner Prize

Guess-the-winner Prize: HK$300

* The prize will be given to one randomly selected individual among HKBU students/faculty/staff who have taken part in the polling held online from 4 - 14 March 2021 and have successfully predicted the champion. Finalists are not eligible to participate.

 
Act Format
  1. Each act is limited to 4 minutes.
  2. Acts may include but are not limited to dancing, singing, instrumental performance, acting, poetry reading, comedy, drama, pantomime, magic performance etc.
  3. Acts and themes must be appropriate for the University. Any acts that contain profanity or vulgar lyrics, sexual language, suggestive sexual themes, nudity, violence, pyrotechnics, open flames or any other dangerous additions will be disqualified.
  4. For singing performance, no supplementary voice polishing app is allowed to be used in the video and during performance.
How to Apply
  1. Filming the act in mp4 format and uploading to YouTube, Google Drive, BiliBili or other live audition. Each act should be no more than 4 minutes.
  2. Inserting the video link of the act in the registration form.
  3. Uploading a recent photo of performer(s) with at least 1 MB size to the registration form.
  4. Filling out the performer's personal information. For group entry, please provide all members’ brief personal information on the registration form. Each group has to submit one application form only.
  5. Providing a brief description of the act including the act name on the registration form.
  6. Submitting the online registration form to the Event Organiser on or before 1 March 2021 Monday at 11:59PM (Hong Kong Time).
Judging Criteria
First Round Contest

A panel of judges will review all submitted videos and select up to10 finalists based on the criteria listed below:

  • Originality
  • Talent
  • Charisma
  • Showmanship
  • Creativity
Final Round Contest

The Final Contest will be held on 15 March 2021 Monday at 6:00PM (Hong Kong Time) at HKBU Kowloon Tong Campus.  Finalists have to deliver a live performance for competing the Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes, and Audience Choice Award.  If finalists are unable to perform physically at the campus, they are required to live-stream their performance via ZOOM in the assigned time slot on 15 March 2021.  And, the medium of performance delivery (on-site/ via Zoom) is not in the judging criteria.

The performance will be appraised by a panel of judges according to the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Talent
  • Charisma
  • Showmanship
  • Creativity

Meanwhile, the Audience Choice Award will be given to contestant or group who has amassed the most online votes during the Final Contest from audiences who are the HKBU students, faculty members and staff.  Finalists are not eligible to participate.

Rules and Regulations
First Round Contest
  1. Contestant must submit an online registration form along with a video link of the act in mp4 format on or before 1 March 2021 Monday at 11:59PM (Hong Kong Time). Late entry will not be considered. 
  2. The video submitted should be uploaded to YouTube, Google Drive, BiliBili or other live audition. Contestants should make sure that the submitted videos can be viewed publicly throughout the application and competition period.
  3. Applications that fail to post the act video link on the online registration form will not be processed.
  4. The performance on the First Round and Final Round Contests must be of the same act performed by the same person(s).
  5. Past awardees of the Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes, and Audience Choice Award are not allowed to participate in the Contest with the same category of awarded acts again this year.
  6. A panel of judges will review all video entries and select up to 10 finalists to enter the Final Contest based on originality, talent, charisma, showmanship and creativity. The result will be released through email on 3 March 2021 Wednesday by the Organising Committee.  All decisions of the judges are final.
  7. By submitting the online application form, all participants acknowledge that they have read through the Contest Rules and Regulations and agreed to automatically grant the permission to the Organising Committee and its successors for the usage of their photographs and videos submitted in the first round for advertising, promotional and publicity purposes.
  8. Rules and Regulations are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Organising Committee.
Final Round Contest
  1. Finalists will compete in the Final and deliver a live performance on 15 March 2021 Monday from 6:00PM – 7:30PM (Hong Kong Time) at HKBU Kowloon Tong Campus. If finalists are unable to perform physically at the aforementioned site, they are required to live-stream their performance via ZOOM in the assigned time slot on 15 March 2021.
  2. Contestants should note that the medium of performance delivery (on-site or via Zoom) is not in the judging criteria.
  3. Finalists must perform the same act(s) with the same person(s) consistent with the video submitted from the First Round. For absence of any performer(s) in the group entry, corresponding finalist(s) must inform the Organising Committee at least one working day before the Final (by 12 March Friday).  Such a request is subject to the approval of the Organising Committee.
  4. Past awardees of the Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes, and Audience Choice Award are not allowed to participate in the Contest with the same category of awarded acts again this year.
  5. A panel of judges for the Final will appraise finalists’ live performance based on originality, talent, charisma, showmanship and creativity. All decisions of the judges are final.
  6. The Audience Choice Award will be given to contestant or group who has amassed the most online votes during the Final from audiences who are the HKBU students, faculty members and staff. Finalists are not eligible to participate.
  7. The Guess-the-winner Prize refers to the prize given to one randomly selected individual among the HKBU students, faculty members and staff who have taken part in the polling held online from 4 - 14 March 2021 and have successfully predicted the champion. Finalists are not eligible to participate.
  8. By submitting the online application form, all participants acknowledge that they have read through the Contest Rules and Regulations and agreed to automatically grant the permission to the Organising Committee and its successors for the usage of their photographs and videos taken in the Final for advertising, promotional and publicity purposes.
  9. Rules and Regulations are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Organising Committee.
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